Board of Directors

Mr Ong Teck Meng

Executive Chairman and
Chief Executive Officer

As the Executive Chairman, Chief Executive Officer and the founder, Mr Ong Teck Meng is responsible for managing the Group's overall business strategy.

Mr Ong has been the managing director of Hiap Tong Trading since 1978 and has 40 years of experience in the crane industry. He established Hiap Tong Trading in 1978 to engage in the business of trading and renting commercial vehicles. Under his leadership, the Group has developed from a small commercial vehicle leasing and trading company to a  leading integrated lifting and haulage solutions provider in Singapore.

 

Mr Ong  was appointed to the Board on 8 January 2008 and was last re-elected as a Director on 26 July 2017.

Mr Ong Boon Tat Alvin

Executive Director

Mr Alvin Ong was re-designated from Non-Executive Director to Executive and Non-independant Director on 3 Jan 2017. Mr Ong Assists the Chief Executive Officer in the day-to-day management of the Group, as well as managing the Group's strategic planning functions.

Mr Ong has more than 15 years of experience in the crane industry. From 2002 to 2004, he was a manager at Hiap Tong Crane and was responsible for its accounts and payroll. In 2005, he joined Kim Eng Securities Pte Ltd as a dealer involved in retail and institutional dealing. In mid-2007, Mr Ong returned to Hiap Tong Crane as a director in charge of corporate finance and the operations of the company.

Mr Ong, son of Mr Ong Teck Meng, the Executive Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of the Company, graduated from the National University of Singapore in 2002 with a Bachelor of Arts degree, majoring in Ecomonics and Statistics. and was appointed to the board on 8 January 2008 and was last re-elected as a director on 23 July 2015.

Mr Ong Lim San

Executive Director

With extensive technical experience in the crane industry, Mr Ong Lim San oversees the technical aspects and manages the maintenance department of the Group, which involves all maintenance, repair and reconditioning works done on our lifting and haulage fleets.

 

Mr Ong joined the Group in 1978, and was appointed as a director of Hiap Tong Trading and Hiap Tong Crane in 1980 and 1988 respectively.

 

Mr Ong Lim San, the Executive Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of the Company, graduated with a certificate in mechanical draughting in 1974, and was appointed to the Board on 6 October 2008 and was last re-elected as a Director on 23 July 2015.

Mr Ng Eng Joo

Executive Director

Together with the CEO, Mr Ng Eng Joo is jointly responsible for overseeing the Group's trading business. With 18 years of experience in the crane industry under his belt, he is also in charge of managing the deployment of the Group's resources for its leasing business.

 

Mr Ng joined Hiap Tong in 1998 and has held various positions in the administration, as well as sales and trading functions. He had also worked in the Finance and Insurance industry sector between 1993 to 1998.

 

Mr Ng, cousin of Mr Ong Teck Meng, the Executive Chairman and CEO of the company, holds a diploma in business studies from Ngee Ann Polytechnic in 1993, was appointed to the board on 6 October 2008 and was last re-elected as a director at the forthcoming Annual General Meeting of the Company and would not be seeking re-election as a Director.

Mr Tito Shane Isaac

Lead Independent Director

Mr Tito Shane Isaac is a practising advocate and solicitor with more than 20 years of experience in legal practice. He is the Managing Partner of Tito Isaac & Co LLP, a firm that provides a range of legal services including Commercial and Corporate Law, Intellectual Property Law, Civil & Criminal Litigation, Property, Family and Insurance Law.

In 2012,  Mr  Isaac received an Appreciation Award from the Minister of Foreign Affairs and Trade, Republic of  Korea. In 2008 and again in 2014, he received an Appreciation Award from the Minister of Law, Singapore. He has also been admitted as a Fellow of the Singapore Institute of Arbitrators in 2006.

Mr Isaac is also the Independent Non-Executive Chairman of New Wave Holdings Ltd and an Independent Non-Executive Director of CPH Ltd.

 

Mr Isaac was appointed to the Board on 1 July 2016 and was last re-elected as a Director on 27 July 2016.

Mr Choy Bing Choong

Independent Director

Mr Choy Bing Choong joined Natural Cool Holdings Limited as Chief Investment Officer, in July 2014 and served as its Executive Director since 27 December 2015 until 20 October 2016. He is responsible for the corporate finance functions of Natural Cool Holdings Limited.


Mr Choy has more than 25 years of work experience in a variety of roles in multiple industries  and countries.  He spent 8 years with the corporate finance department at CIMB Bank Berhad, Singapore Branch where he last held the position of a Director, Corporate Finance. He spent 3 years at the Corporate and Capital Markets Group in Rajah & Tann.

He is a Chartered Accountant (Singapore) and holds a Bachelor’s of Accountancy Degree from the National University of Singapore.


Mr Choy was appointed to the Board on 10 October 2017.

Mr Tay Seo Long

Independent Director

Mr Tay Seo Long  began his career with Lee Kim Tah Holdings Limited in 1976, where he rose to the position of Director of Finance and was a member of the  audit  committee.  He  left  Lee  Kim  Tah  Holdings Limited  to join Hong Leong Asia Limited  as its Group 
Financial Controller (2000 – 2003). He subsequently joined  Hua  Kok  International  Limited  as  the  Group Financial  Controller  and  company  secretary.  From 2004  to 2007, Mr Tay Seo Long served as the Group Financial Controller and company  secretary  at CSC Holdings  Limited. He then enjoyed a sabbatical during the intervening period between his tenure at CSC Holdings Limited and his appointment   to Hiap Tong Group as Chief Financial Officer from July 2008  to August 2010. He was also appointed as an Executive Director in KH Foges Pte Ltd from 2012 to 2014.


Mr  Tay  Seo  Long  graduated  with  a  Bachelor  of Commerce (Honours)  (Accountancy)  from  Nanyang University  in  1974, and obtained a Masters of Business  Administration  from  the  University  of  Hull, UK, in 1994. He has been a member of the Institute of Singapore Chartered Accountants since 1976.Mr Tay was appointed to the Board on 1 July 2016  and was last re-elected as a Director on 27 July 2016.